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Overview of Los Gatos

At the southern end of the Bay Area’s urban expanse and comfortably situated at the base of the Sierra Azul range of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos enjoys the region’s great weather and high tech business environment while retaining its own distinct, historical character.

People looking for apartments for rent in Los Gatos will love the perpetually sunny weather, world class dining and convenient location that has attracted generations of artists and entrepreneurs.

Living in Los Gatos, CA

Named for the mountain lions the roam the nearby wilderness, Los Gatos grew as an agricultural and logging community, isolated for many years from the region’s cities despite serving as a rail terminus. The town’s history has helped Los Gatos maintain a unique small town feel even as it has become a notable fixture of the Silicon Valley economy.

Home to around 30,000 people, Los Gatos stands out from other Bay Area communities due to its scenic downtown, where Victorian architecture provides a setting for excellent dining, shopping and entertainment. Residents of Los Gatos apartments can enjoy local parks or head into the nearby hills to hike and take advantage of the area’s great weather and natural beauty. With San Francisco, San Jose and other cities just minutes away, Los Gatos is also incredibly convenient, making it a popular place to call home.

Los Gatos Work and Study

Los Gatos residents who are also students can head to nearby West Valley College, San Jose State University or Santa Clara University, all just minutes away. The Western Seminary Bay Area Extension is also located in Los Gatos, so individuals who are getting their Masters of Divinity or the like can find opportunities in their hometown.

Los Gatos is perhaps best known as the headquarters of Netflix, and the online movie rental giant is one of the town’s largest employers. Many other residents work for area tech companies, and the town is home to several high tech startups, including image hosting site ImageShack. Healthcare also makes up a significant portion of the local job base, with Mission Oaks Hospital and El Camino Hospital both in town.

Rentals in Los Gatos, CA, and Cost of Living

One of the country’s most affluent towns, Los Gatos can be a pricey place to live. Nonetheless, many residents do rent, and it’s still possible to find a great apartment at an affordable price. 

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed the median gross rent from 2008 to 2010 was $1,701, while additional research found one bedroom apartments renting for $1,250-$2400 per month.

Los Gatos Attractions and Special Events

Los Gatos has access to great natural resources, including the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, Vasona Lake County Park, Lexington Reservoir and Los Gatos Creek Park, where residents can head for hiking, boating and other outdoor activities. Additional recreation options include a nationally acclaimed bocce ball facility, the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad (a one-third scale railroad), the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival in Oak Meadow Park and the annual Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes. Residents that are interested in learning more about their hometown's roots visit the History Museum of Los Gatos.

Downtown Los Gatos is home to a range of charming shops, exciting bars and fine dining. The town boasts highly acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as more casual options. Dining and entertainment enthusiasts will also enjoy the easy access to other Bay Area cities, which have some of the world’s best restaurants and most celebrated attractions.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Los Gatos, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Lyon Bay Tree Apartments - Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Los Gatos, CA 95030

$2889 - $4490

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Los Gatos, CA (Almond Grove Historic District, University Historic District...)


$2889 - $4490

56 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aventino - Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Los Gatos, CA 95032

$2334 - $4942

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Los Gatos, CA (South of Campbell Avenue, West Valley)


$2334 - $4942

290 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

El Gato Penthouse Apartments - Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Los Gatos, CA 95030

$2300 - $2800

1 Bed 0 Baths

Los Gatos, CA (Downtown Los Gatos, East Los Gatos)


$2300 - $2800

81 Units 1 Bed 0 Baths

Nineteen800 - Cupertino, CA 95014
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Cupertino, CA 95014

$3535 - $7570

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Cupertino, CA


$3535 - $7570

204 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Lyon Aviare - Cupertino, CA 95014
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Cupertino, CA 95014

$2399 - $3950

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cupertino, CA


$2399 - $3950

140 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Almaden Lake Village - San Jose, CA 95123
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San Jose, CA 95123

$2186 - $6874

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Blossom Valley, South San Jose)


$2186 - $6874

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookside Oaks - Sunnyvale, CA 94087
39

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

$2236 - $3593

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sunnyvale, CA (Homestead, South Los Altos)


$2236 - $3593

170 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Saybrook Pointe Apartment Homes - San Jose, CA 95123
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(275)

San Jose, CA 95123

$2194 - $6564

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Jose, CA (Blossom Hill, Blossom Valley...)

(275)

$2194 - $6564

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Villa Granada - Santa Clara, CA 95051
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Santa Clara, CA 95051

$2552 - $5401

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Santa Clara, CA


$2552 - $5401

270 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Morrison Park - San Jose, CA 95126
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San Jose, CA 95126

$2785 - $4439

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, Downtown San Jose...)


$2785 - $4439

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mio Japantown - San Jose, CA 95112
3

San Jose, CA 95112

$2235 - $3440

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, Downtown...)


$2235 - $3440

103 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Museum Park - San Jose, CA 95110
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San Jose, CA 95110

$2580 - $5768

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Burbank, Central San Jose)


$2580 - $5768

117 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves West Valley - San Jose, CA 95129
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(369)

San Jose, CA 95129

$1970 - $2780

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Blackford, West San Jose...)

(369)

$1970 - $2780

789 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lyon ShadowCreek - Campbell, CA 95008
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(4)

Campbell, CA 95008

$2126 - $3226

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Campbell, CA (Cambrian Park, Dry Creek...)

(4)

$2126 - $3226

92 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Hamptons - Cupertino, CA 95014
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Cupertino, CA 95014

$2775 - $4870

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cupertino, CA


$2775 - $4870

342 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lyon Brentwood - Campbell, CA 95008
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Campbell, CA 95008

$1900 - $2500

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Campbell, CA (Downtown, West Valley)


$1900 - $2500

63 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Revere - Campbell, CA 95008
59

Campbell, CA 95008

$2750 - $5265

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Campbell, CA (Hamilton)


$2750 - $5265

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Marina Cove - Santa Clara, CA 95051
27

Santa Clara, CA 95051

$2039 - $3300

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Santa Clara, CA


$2039 - $3300

292 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon on The Alameda - San Jose, CA 95126
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(410)

San Jose, CA 95126

$2355 - $4050

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, College Park...)

(410)

$2355 - $4050

305 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

One South Market - San Jose, CA 95113
25

San Jose, CA 95113

$2654 - $11344

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Jose, CA (Central San Jose, Downtown...)


$2654 - $11344

312 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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